Updating your floor is a great way to keep your entire home up to date and stylish. Laminate flooring is trending in 2019 as a popular choice with more options than ever before. Laminate is the flooring for a wood look alternative, with tremendous advancements in flooring technology providing such a realistic hardwood look it’s nearly impossible to tell the difference. Laminate flooring has always been a go-to staple for flooring and is booming in 2019.
Homeowners are realizing that laminate flooring provides an affordable way to have the hardwood looking floor they’ve dreamed about. When laminate first arrived on the scene and started becoming popular in the 1980’s, the planks were not very realistic to real wood and sounded hollow, with few designs to choose from. Modern laminate flooring now provides a realistic wood look even compared to reclaimed or scraped wood.
Unlike hardwood floors, however, laminate is easy to install, easy to care for and will last for many years. Some popular laminate flooring trends for 2019 are:
- Lighter colors
- Styles that mimic a rustic wood texture
- Wider planks
Lighter Colors of Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring is now available in lighter colors that still convincingly replicate the look of real hardwood. Brighten up your room with hardwood in grays and light neutral colors for a modern, classy look.
Rustic Wood Looks
Rustic looking laminate planks that mimic textured hardwood are very popular. Not only do they look like textured wood they have grooves and depth which make it difficult to tell the difference. Wire brushed and hand scraped are a couple of the more popular textured laminate options which lend a realistic wood look.
The most popular choice in laminate flooring planks are 6” to 8” wide and 24” to 48” long. Depending on the pattern of installation, wide planks are trending and easy to install.
Patterns and Designs
Installing your laminate flooring in a pattern such as diagonal, Herringbone or a Chevron pattern is becoming quite popular. It’s a great way to add flair and style to your floor which accents the entire room. To learn more about the most recent laminate flooring trends for 2019, speak with an experienced flooring specialist.
Great Western Flooring offers more than 35 years of experience pleasing customers with quality laminate flooring, carpet and tile. We offer complimentary design consultations from one of our convenient locations in Naperville, Oswego or St. Charles. Contact us today for the latest in 2019 laminate flooring trends.